We love to see what happens when amazing artists get ahold of blank canvas items such as the Canvas Placemats by Canvas Corp and other blanks…magic. Creating on natural canvas is a terrific surface to paint, stencil, stamp, dye, ink, mist, iron-on, screen print, vinyl transfer, rub-on and so much more. No only can do apply your creative techniques on canvas that you do on paper, you can do so much more. The natural cotton fibers love a wide range of paints, inks and dyes and they become part of the fabric. You may be more comfortable painting on gesso verses directly onto the canvas and that works was well. Paint clear or white gesso onto some or all of the canvas and create away. If you are creating an item that might be washed you can apply a top coat and we recommend using a fabric or washable paint just to be safe. Tattered Angels High Impact and Glimmer Glam paints are both ideal for painting canvas and both can be washed and are permanent. There are so many different paints available with different textures and finishes, test a small piece of canvas to make sure the end results are just that you are looking for.
Mixed media art is so popular these days, so why not try many of the techniques you love to do on paper onto canvas to create amazing items for your home, for a gift or even for sale on your Etsy Shop or locally. A set of 4 placements is a breeze and the one of a kind set will be a topic of discussion at any dinner table or supper club party.
Hello, Julia Cotrim here sharing how to create painted mixed media Canvas Placemats by Canvas Corp.
They measure 14″ x 20″ and are made of 100% cotton. Perfect for table top decor, custom placemats and DIY projects.
Every kitchen needs a placemat and every placemat needs a designer. They are perfect for personalizing with your favorite mixed media techniques on the canvas and show off your style on the kitchen table.
To create my placemats I used my favorite paints – Tattered Angels High Impact Aqua and Light Blue! The High Impact Paint is a very good quality acrylic paint that works very well on natural fibers like canvas and burlap and is also permanent and washable. You can use the colors as they are or mix them to get just the right colors.
High Impact is the thickest paint in the Tattered Angels family. It’s an opaque paint with excellent, color-rich coverage that leaves a shine once dried. When layering make sure to let the each color dry between coats if you want them to say as they are or paint while wet for a totally different technique. These are fast drying paints, but we recommend that you allow them to dry over-night if possible before setting the table.
It is fun to match the paint colors to your plates, floral arrangements or other decor in the room. You can paint stripes, dots, swirls or use a stencil. Truly anything goes, but the key is the colors are right on, the mats look amazing and they are definitely one of a kind. You can pencil in your design, sketch out a saying or names or live a little and just let yourself go. This is a great project for a craft night, girls night out or even for a wedding shower where the bride takes home a set of hand-painted placemats to match her new home that were each made by the special people in her life.
Canvas Corp Brands products used:
Acrylic Paint White, Light Green and Light Violet and Fabric Markers Orange and Green
Brayer, Round Foam Dabber and Heat Embossing
So gather a few tools, an array of fun paint colors and take a look at this great video and you will have the most amazing placemats on the blog, for your next event or for your next gift.
You can watch the whole process in the video below:
I hope I inspired you with this project!
Thank you for watching the tutorial and joining me today!
Don’t forget to stop by at Canvas Corp Shop and have a day full of crafty inspiration!
Thanks Julia for this amazing inspiration. To learn a bit more about Julia check out this fun blog post when we had the chance to interview Julia.